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Feds invest in the Alaska Highway


November 16, 2018
By Andrew Snook


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Alaska Highway route between Fort St. John and Dawson Creek Photo: Andrew Snook/Rock to Road

The Government of Canada has announced it will spend $23.1 million for four contracts awarded for maintenance and construction work on the Alaska Highway.

The work will include a $15-million contract for the conversion of a 33-km section of the highway from bituminous surface treatment to asphalt (awarded to Allied Paving Co Ltd. of Lamont, Alta.); a $2.64-million contract for the replacement of the Townsend Creek culvert, remediating problems related to water drainage and fish migration (awarded to Industra Construction Corp. of Coquitlam, B.C.); a $3.9-million contract for safety improvements in the Wonowon intersection area, upgrading existing intersections and adding auxiliary lanes, which will reduce traffic congestion and improve frontage roads on that section of the highway (awarded to DGS Astro Paving of Fort St John, B.C.); and a $1.6-million contract to replace the existing Wonowon salt shed with a new shed that can withstand the wind and meets the snow loading requirements of the BC Building Code (awarded to Vertical Building Solutions Inc. of Grande Prairie, Alta.).

The announcement was made by Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, and MP for Delta, B.C. Carla Qualtrough.

“Our government recognizes the importance of a safe, modern and reliable road infrastructure for the economic prosperity of the northern part of this region,” Qualtrough said. “The completion of these projects along the Alaska Highway highlights our commitment to providing safe infrastructure to Canadians.”

Source: Public Services and Procurement Canada